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Leslie Wittenmyer

June 29, 2024

James 2:24, New International Version

“You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.”


Breakthrough Part Two


I learned that I don’t have to compare myself to others; God made me uniquely with a voice of my own to speak His message through art! I am not a starving artist! God gives me all I need, according to His glory and riches in Christ Jesus, my Savior! Philippians 4:19, (NLT) states, “And the same God, who takes care of me, will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”


The above experience inspired this painting. It is titled, “My Breakthrough.” The hand letting go of the lies I had believed for so long is the hand of my Savior. The tulips in the top corner represent the birth of something new–my new beginning.


I began to pursue, and I continued to pursue a better understanding of my identity as a Christian artist created by God. I continued to watch more of Matt Tommey’s videos and also read his book titled, Prophetic Art. Through this process I was encouraged and strengthened in my identity of who God created me to be and my passion for art has been restored! Thank you, Jesus! I am looking forward to where God leads me in this journey. And in this journey, I hope to refine my skills, find my voice as an artist, and make myself available for however God wants to lead! Am I the best artist out there? No. But I have God and I have His favor! I will continue to pursue Him and I will continue to pursue art and use it to bring Him glory!


“You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.” (James 2:24, NIV)


I want to share with you this artist’s statement. It can be found in Matt Tommey’s book, Prophetic Art. This is his interpretation of scripture from Exodus 31 where Bezalel, the first artist commissioned by God is introduced. I hope this encourages and inspires you as it did me!


“Our identity as artists is that of sons and daughters, publicly affirmed, and sent by the Father to walk as fiery torches to give prophetic revelation in the earth while creating from a place of purity and praise in the shadow and protection of God’s presence. In that place, we’ve been given an overflowing impartation of the living breath of God and brought into His intimate presence to be sent as divinely equipped messengers, carrying His authority.”


You are called by God to be creative, whether it’s through music, culinary art, fashion design, construction, or any other area of talent gifted by God. You are Christ’s ambassador to reveal the gospel and His character through this gift and radiate God’s glory on the earth! We have all been created for a purpose! Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” If you are passionate about something, don’t give up on it! The enemy knows the power inside of you! He doesn’t want that power released; He doesn’t want God’s glory to be revealed to the world. The very same passion you have could be the same passion God has for you. Seek His will in all you do! Stay surrendered to the Lord, and above all, trust him with all your heart! He will keep you on the right path!

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